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What is fluothane?

Fluothane is no longer available in the United States.

Fluothane is a liquid general anesthetic that is vaporized and inhaled, used during medical procedures that require you to be unconscious. It is administered as a mixture with either oxygen or nitrous oxide. Anesthetic effects begin rapidly after administering the medication and cease after medication has been stopped. The anesthetic depresses respiration and lowers blood pressure. The brand-name version, Halothane, is no longer available in the United States.

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